Lichfield Garrick Theatre announces new season

Top-line performances set for award-winning venue.

The multi award-winning Lichfield Garrick Theatre has announced a glittering Winter/Spring season today. The theatre will welcome a variety of West End productions, musicals, drama, star names, top class live music and blockbuster films to its main stage and studio theatre.

Theatregoers can look forward to West End producer Bill Kenwright’s The Cat and the Canary, the original country house thriller which inspired three hit films. He returns later in the season with the award-winning musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell featuring a memorable score including the moving Tell Me It’s Not True.

Continuing the musical theme is Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through the Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®. The production features a star-studded cast including Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision).

The Garrick’s recently launched cinema in the studio theatre will be showing a host of blockbuster films and live screenings including Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera; Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott ((Sherlock, Fleabag); the murder mystery Knives Out starring Daniel Craig; crime film Motherless Brooklyn starring Edward Norton and Bruce Willis and the much anticipated CATS the British-American musical fantasy film. Based on the stage musical of the same name CATS features Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench.

Music highlights include legendary crooner Tony Christie who teams up with the iconic Nelson Riddle Orchestra for the first time to celebrate the life and music of Frank Sinatra.Jazz fans can look forward to singer Stacey Kent who returns to Lichfield for a rare live concert; Marisha Wallace, one of the West End and Broadway’s most instantly recognisable voices and beloved leading ladies (Dreamgirls, Waitress and The Book of Mormon) and The Fizz featuring Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston.

Karen Foster, Lichfield Garrick’s Chief Executive said “We are very excited to be presenting a fantastic new season here at the Garrick. As well as musicals, plays and star names we will be presenting our own Lichfield Garrick Young Company’s first musical production – Jesus Christ Superstar, and then at Easter, our Young Company will be performing Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

“We will also be hosting Making Theatre, a series of activities for children across the Half Term in February. Making Theatre includes a Baby Disco for parents, babies and young children from 1-3; Storytime Sessions and Basic Backstage where children can meet professional production staff to learn about making theatre, including an introduction to lighting and sound engineering.”

The Garrick continues to support amateur and youth theatre with a host of productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Titanic.

Further events include the brand-new Sheila’s Mental Health Show 7. A qualified counsellor, comedienne and author, Sheila will explore anxiety and its effect on our beliefs, behaviours and relationships and An Evening with Eric & Ern a show for all the family from 8–108 with Olivier-nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens

Full listings and ticket sales can be found here. Alternatively, you can book in person at the box office (open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and until 9.30pm on performance days) or by phone on 01543 412121. Signed and relaxed performances will be stated at the time of booking.